I’ve had mochi before, both in restaurants and pre packed from the chinese supermarket. They do seem a lot better when they are ‘fresh’ I will admit. The pre packed ones are a little tougher to chew and not really as tasty as the ones you have eating out (Yo! Sushi do them just in case you’re wondering and you’re not from Stoke to try them from Miso) These ones were a little different as they are mochi cakes not just regular mochi. These ones came in 3 different flavours including chocolate but I thought I’d live on the edge a little bit and go for Taro. I’ve no idea what a taro is, I thought it was like a potato but I’m probably wrong.
The consistency is a little odd. It’s strange that the inside is like a gummy jelly and is harder to bite through than the mochi cake bit itself. The flavour is quite pleasant, not as sickly as one would imagine. It’s very similar to that of a Fig Roll. I’ve not had a fig roll for a while, well, since I was a kid in fact. I think the images on the boxes for these things are always a little misleading as it makes me think the filling is going to be a nice runny goo but instead its like a jelly but all can be forgiven when reading the strange chinese translation that claims they’re going to create new delicousness for me….